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31% off Roost Smart 9V Battery for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms, 2-Pack - Deal Alert

The Roost Smart Battery mimics the form of a 9V battery, installs in minutes, and lasts for more than 5 years. Using your home's WiFi, Roost will communicate when its battery is running low, so you can take action to avoid those...

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Qualcomm's 5G preview: High frequencies, 5-gigabit speed

5G networks will be five times as fast as the quickest LTE technology by using the highest cellular frequencies ever, according to Qualcomm, which provided a glimpse of a next-generation modem at its 4G/5G Summit.

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40% off ZIPP Mini WiFi + Bluetooth Multi-Room Wireless Speaker - Deal Alert

Enjoy audio content streamed to your ZIPP MINI wireless speaker using your home WiFi network, or from your device using Bluetooth. Pair up to 6 for music around your house, or in the same room for an immersive listening experience....

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White House releases money for small-satellite broadband, smart cities

The U.S. government will invest tens of millions of dollars in smart-city technologies and in small-satellite broadband as part of a $300 million package focused on innovation.

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27% off SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 200GB - Deal Alert

A flash drive, reinvented. With the SanDisk Connect Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music, and save and share photos and videos...

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Wi-Fi vs. LTE could be the start of a mobile rollercoaster

The long fight over LTE networks sharing frequencies with Wi-Fi may be just the first of many battles as device makers and service providers try to make the most of the limited available spectrum.

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Wireless power systems could one day beam electricity from space

Forget smartphone charging. When it comes to next-generation wireless power, engineers in Japan are working on a system that can send large amounts of electrical power over considerable distances.

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Drones could help with disasters like Hurricane Matthew

Emergency personnel could use 'flying hot spots' to communicate in remote places where wireless antennas were lost or unavailable.

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5G will need small cells, so Nokia is sending in the drones

If you want 5G, there’s a good chance you’ll need a small cell nearby to deliver it. Putting up that cell may be hard because of a host of problems, but Nokia Bell Labs thinks it can solve some of them with drones and tiny solar...

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Google Fiber confirms Webpass buy for wireless extensions to fiber network

Google Fiber's strategy to use wireless technology to supplant its fiber optic cable installations came into sharper focus with the purchase of Webpass.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 26th - September 30th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 26th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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U.S. carriers will look to LTE-U tests to protect Wi-Fi

The biggest U.S. carriers planning to deploy controversial LTE-Unlicensed technology expect to use gear that’s been tested for coexistence with Wi-Fi, their executives said.

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Up To $65 In Digital Content When You Purchase Fire TV Stick With Alexa Control - Deal Alert

Activate your All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote by October 31st and receive 1 month of Sling TV, 2 Months of Hulu, and a $10 Amazon Video Credit.

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Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Google is rumored to be launching its own "mesh network" router system next month, but a similar product exists right now -- and it just saved my hiney in a major way.


Make a Wi-Fi gadget with a $9.99 Orange Pi development board

If you want to fashion a smart gadget, robot or drone with wireless capabilities on the cheap, a $9.99 development board from Orange Pi will help you reach that goal.

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Can Wi-Fi and LTE-U live together? The tests are ready

The Wi-Fi Alliance released a test plan for LTE-Unlicensed products, which would bring 4G cellular to unlicensed spectrum bands that Wi-Fi users depend on.

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AT&T unveils AirGig for low-cost wireless broadband along power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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European Union plans to offer free Wi-Fi to all

Free Wi-Fi for all: That was one of the proposals to come out of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's annual State of the European Union address on Wednesday.

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